Period
to 22 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for NFS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NFS over the 6 months to 22 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network File System (NFS)
England > London
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 424 433 575
Rank change year-on-year +9 +142 +9
Contract jobs citing NFS 22 19 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.099% 0.082% 0.078%
As % of the System Software category 0.70% 0.55% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 24
10th Percentile £313 £270 £348
25th Percentile £380 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £453 £465
Median % change year-on-year -0.55% -2.69% +9.41%
75th Percentile £513 £545 £638
90th Percentile £700 £570 £650
England median daily rate £438 £450 £473
% change year-on-year -2.78% -4.76% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £72.50 - -
England median hourly rate £72.50 - -

NFS is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 3,162 3,428 6,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.20% 14.83% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,344 2,534 4,739
10th Percentile £350 £200 £208
25th Percentile £431 £383 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 82 109
10th Percentile £14.97 £12.42 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.50 £15.25 £16.08
Median hourly rate £44.50 £19.00 £20.33
Median % change year-on-year +134.21% -6.52% +1.63%
75th Percentile £58.06 £26.11 £36.67
90th Percentile £64.13 £47.83 £47.09
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.67 £16.00
% change year-on-year +13.96% +4.20% +0.88%

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing NFS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for NFS in London

NFS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NFS in London.

Daily rate trend for NFS in London

NFS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NFS in London over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for NFS in London

NFS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NFS in London.

Hourly rate trend for NFS in London

NFS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFS within the London region over the 6 months to 22 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +47 5 £575 - 3
West London +27 2 - - 1
South London +46 1 £275 -31.25%
NFS
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing NFS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for NFS.

1 11 (50.00%) Linux
2 10 (45.45%) VMware
2 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (45.45%) GCP
3 9 (40.91%) Kubernetes
3 9 (40.91%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (40.91%) Azure
3 9 (40.91%) AWS
3 9 (40.91%) Java
3 9 (40.91%) Python
3 9 (40.91%) SAN
4 8 (36.36%) DNS
4 8 (36.36%) Oracle
4 8 (36.36%) iSCSI
4 8 (36.36%) NAS
5 7 (31.82%) Cisco
5 7 (31.82%) NetApp
5 7 (31.82%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (31.82%) Ansible
6 6 (27.27%) GitHub
6 6 (27.27%) Terraform
6 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (27.27%) EMC
6 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 6 (27.27%) Windows
6 6 (27.27%) Solaris
6 6 (27.27%) Google
7 5 (22.73%) Clustering
7 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
7 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP

NFS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
1 4 (18.18%) WebSphere
1 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (9.09%) Confluence
2 2 (9.09%) Jupyter
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 10 (45.45%) GCP
2 9 (40.91%) AWS
2 9 (40.91%) Azure
3 6 (27.27%) GitHub
4 5 (22.73%) IaaS
4 5 (22.73%) PaaS
5 3 (13.64%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (9.09%) SaaS
7 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (4.55%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (4.55%) Mimecast
7 1 (4.55%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) SAN
2 8 (36.36%) DNS
2 8 (36.36%) iSCSI
2 8 (36.36%) NAS
3 7 (31.82%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (22.73%) LAN
4 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
4 5 (22.73%) WAN
5 4 (18.18%) FCoE
5 4 (18.18%) Multicast
5 4 (18.18%) SSH
6 3 (13.64%) DHCP
6 3 (13.64%) Firewall
6 3 (13.64%) InfiniBand
6 3 (13.64%) SSL
7 2 (9.09%) Kerberos
7 2 (9.09%) VLAN
8 1 (4.55%) Network Security
8 1 (4.55%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Hadoop
1 4 (18.18%) HBase
1 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 2 (9.09%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
1 4 (18.18%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) RStudio
2 2 (9.09%) Serena SBM
2 2 (9.09%) Subversion
2 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) International Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Publishing
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Administrator
2 5 (22.73%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) Site Reliability Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Banking Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) DevOps Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Senior DevOps
5 2 (9.09%) Senior DevOps Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Middleware
2 2 (9.09%) LDAP
3 1 (4.55%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Replication
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Fibre Optics
3 1 (4.55%) NHS
3 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (27.27%) Solaris
2 6 (27.27%) Windows
3 4 (18.18%) CentOS
4 3 (13.64%) Unix
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (9.09%) SUSE
5 2 (9.09%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.55%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (22.73%) DevOps
3 5 (22.73%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 4 (18.18%) Benchmarking
4 4 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) High Availability
4 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure as Code
4 4 (18.18%) Storage Management
5 3 (13.64%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (13.64%) Model Validation
5 3 (13.64%) OO
5 3 (13.64%) Resource Management
5 3 (13.64%) Service-Level Objective
5 3 (13.64%) Technology Roadmap
5 3 (13.64%) Thought Leadership
6 2 (9.09%) Architectural Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) Java
1 9 (40.91%) Python
2 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
3 4 (18.18%) C
4 3 (13.64%) C++
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) Ruby
5 2 (9.09%) Go
5 2 (9.09%) Perl
5 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 2 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (4.55%) Korn
6 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) GDPR
1 2 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
3 4 (18.18%) Docker
3 4 (18.18%) KVM
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (18.18%) SRDF
3 4 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (18.18%) Xen
4 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
4 3 (13.64%) Ceph
5 2 (9.09%) Firmware
5 2 (9.09%) GPFS
5 2 (9.09%) Samba
5 2 (9.09%) Veritas File System
5 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (9.09%) vSphere
6 1 (4.55%) Squid
6 1 (4.55%) vCloud
6 1 (4.55%) VMware Server
6 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) Kubernetes
2 7 (31.82%) Ansible
3 6 (27.27%) Terraform
4 5 (22.73%) Mesos
5 4 (18.18%) Puppet
6 3 (13.64%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (9.09%) Control-M
7 2 (9.09%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (9.09%) Icinga
7 2 (9.09%) Netcool
7 2 (9.09%) QRadar
7 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (9.09%) Tivoli
7 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (4.55%) BladeLogic
8 1 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (4.55%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) VMware
2 8 (36.36%) Oracle
3 7 (31.82%) Cisco
3 7 (31.82%) NetApp
4 6 (27.27%) EMC
4 6 (27.27%) Google
4 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 5 (22.73%) Dell
6 4 (18.18%) MuleSoft
6 4 (18.18%) Sybase
7 3 (13.64%) BMC
7 3 (13.64%) Citrix
7 3 (13.64%) HP
8 2 (9.09%) Fujitsu
8 2 (9.09%) IBM
8 2 (9.09%) Infoblox
8 2 (9.09%) Qualys
8 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
8 2 (9.09%) Serena
8 2 (9.09%) SGI